Misc: Anniversary of the Death of John Wesley

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Methodist Circuit Rider by Kenneth Wyatt

In this article, which originally appeared in Celebration, our own Melissa Musick describes the life of Methodism’s founder, John Wesley, and the enduring gift of his music. (The painting of a Methodist Circuit Rider above is by Kenneth Wyatt.) Read the essay after the jump:

Misc: Pope Emphasizes Humility Encourages Praying ‘O Antiphons’

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Monastic vespers

On our Facebook page we’ve been encouraging reader’s to pray the “O Antiphons” during Advent. Pope Francis did the same in a recent address about the importance of humility in the spiritual life. Read the Pope’s remarks from Catholic News Service here: Pope Emphasizes Humility Encourages Praying ‘O Antiphons’. Learn more about the “O Antiphons” after the jump:

TCC Playlist: Memorial of St. John Damascene

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my son blowing out the advent candles

As we are keeping Advent freely in this country, we must remember our brothers and sisters who keep these days in hiding, exile and fear. Today, when we honor St. John Damascene who defended icons. More after the jump: